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Linlithgow Palace

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Address: in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1506 842 896
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Description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a...
The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.
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Majestic Ruin

On the way to Stirling from Edinburgh just a hop off the motorway about half way between. Very small fee but a palace ruin worth much. It is immaculately maintained and staffed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On the way to Stirling from Edinburgh just a hop off the motorway about half way between. Very small fee but a palace ruin worth much. It is immaculately maintained and staffed by some very professional but also charming folks. You can climb 5 stories to the lookout for a tremendous view or wander through the rooms and let you... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and historic building in a nice town. It's not just the building- the views are spectacular and the gardens beautiful. To round off an interesting visit the lady at the ticket office, from Poland, gave me and another visitor an enthusiastic and very well informed history of building and it's different parts. This made a big difference for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent historic ruin, with bags of history. From the majestic entrance and into the Palace itself it is a great place to take children for the countless stairwells to rooms and "halls". The setting is also good to take a picnic on a good day, although there are bars and cafes nearby in Linlithgow High Street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Fantastic setting; well-restored and unusual well in central courtyard; interesting history and architecture.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

On the road from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle, many travellers pass by this magnificent ruin. I was the only visitor there. Important palace for the Stuart kings, and Mary Queen of Scots was born there, as was king James V. Roofless now and partially decayed, the excellent signage (even without purchasing the guide book) make this an easy stop as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent venue for that Special Day. We booked in August 2014 for our wedding in May 2015. Everything was very straightforward and all of our guests were overwhelmed by the location we had chosen. We paid £1000 for the privilege of getting married in the Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) and it was worth every penny ! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I became a member of Historic Scotland last year and decided to visit Linlithgow Palace one afternoon with my daughter. I've been up to the Palace on several occasions to have a picnic by the loch, but had never been inside as I didn't think it looked worth it. I was very pleasantly surprised. Wow, it was amazing! The palace... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you take children here, they can easily get lost - it is massive. Although the palace is now mostly a ruin you can climb to the upper floors and marvel at the opulence of what once was. As well as the building itself, there are extensive grounds for walking and a loch. Good example of a great day out.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A bit of history, well explained and not over-commercialised. Wrap up well if it looks like its going to be cold!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Linlithgow is an amazing building. Whilst largely a ruin it is still intact enough to explore and get lost in. The Palace extends over about 5 floors in 4 wings and also allows a climb to the very top of one of the 6 floor towers. A great place to visit.

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